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Feature An In Depth Perspective Goldilocks and the Margaret River Surf Pro

There are three stops on the Australian leg of the WSL Championship Tour: the Gold Coast, Bells Beach, and Margaret River. From my perspective — an American surf journalist — it’s a bit of a Goldilocks and the Three Bears situation. But in Margaret River I found a place and a contest that were jusssst right!

Feature An In Depth Perspective Artisan Home, Meet Margaret River Township

Margaret River manages to retain a small town feel even though it’s gone from being relatively unknown to a name that people from London to Los Angeles know for wine, surf and a pristine environment that still inspires awe in me daily. Local Max Brearley dishes the inside knowledge on Margaret River Township.

Feature An In Depth Perspective More than a Wine Region

Margaret River Region has many sides. “It’s not just a wine region,” I’m continually telling people when they assume I came here for the wine. Margaret River local Max Brearley, shares his lowdown on the diverse face of Margaret River beyond the vines.

Feature An In Depth Perspective Ocean to Vine: 50 Years of Surf Culture and Wine Making in Margaret River

Margaret River has cemented its reputation over the last 50 years as a wine region that is premium to the core; producing just 2% of Australia’s wine, but around 20% of its premium wine. But over the same period it's also established itself as one of the world's best and most spectacular surf destinations, and local Max Brearley meets the resident winemakers drawn by the lifestyle, the land and for many the ocean.